City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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COVID-19 - HEALTH UPDATES


  Lead Agencies

During a health pandemic like the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the State of Illinois’ Department of Public Health is the lead agency for testing and notifications. They in turn share this information with the appropriate County Health Departments. It is through the Sangamon County Department of Public Health in which the City of Springfield obtains information on cases, testing, and changes at a local level.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has set-up a phone line and email to answer your COVID-19 questions. Please call 1.800.889.3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov

The Sangamon County Public Health also has a COVID-19 hotline. If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions, you may call 217.321.2601 between 8:00a.m.–8:00p.m.

The White House has a website dedicated to COVID-19. To access this site, please click here.

  Daily Press Briefings

State of Illinois

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker continues to hold daily press conferences where he highlights the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and any changes in daily operations at a state level. These decision may also impact the City of Springfield at a moment’s notice. These briefings occur at 2:30 p.m. each day. To watch today’s briefing or previous conferences, click here.

Local Level

The Springfield medical community in partnership with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are now issuing daily press releases on COVID-19 that include Sangamon County statistics. Below are the latest releases.

July 18 - No Release
July 11 - No Release
July 05 - No Release
July 04 - No Release
June 28 - No Release
June 27 - No Release
June 21 - No Release
June 20 - No Release
June 14 - No Release
June 13 - No Release
June 07 - No Release
May 31 - No Release
May 25 - No Release
April 12 - No Release

  Springfield's Medical Community

Springfield’s medical community is second to none. In these unprecedented times, our medical professionals continue to provide leadership and guidance as they care for their patients while being committed to the safety and well-being of our community.

If you feel you may exposed to COVID-19, please CALL prior to entering any medical facility. Your doctor will walk you through the proper procedures.

You may visit any of the medical websites to find additional information about their treatment of COVID-19. We also encourage residents to visit their care facility’s website to see any changes in their daily procedures or if appointments have been rescheduled or moved.